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5 Parenting Mistakes that Hamper Child's Development

While raising children parents often unknowingly ignore some parenting mistakes that hamper growth and development of children. Read on to learn about the 5 parenting mistakes that hamper child’s development.

After you become a parent, be prepared to get lots and lots of advices on how to be a great parent. But unfortunately, they will only advice you to discipline your child whereas in reality, what matters is to love your child as well as train them proper in way that will become the best of the in long term.

Becoming a good parent does not mean only taking care of them or meeting their basic needs, there are lots more to it which would benefit in their future. Let us discuss about the ten parenting mistakes which you should never make.

1. Believing your Children are Perfect

When your children are born, they are just a mould of clay which is waiting for you to shape it the way you want. The problem which is very common is, people think that their children are born perfect and they refuse to hear any complaints against them. It is highly advisable that you avoid doing this age old problem and be strict enough to believe anything that is said against your children. They may be true, and correcting this would lead to a perfection in them.

2. Being Overfriendly with Children

You may think that the best way of parenting is by becoming the best friend of your children. In that way they may like you more or think you are cool. But, undoubtedly, this is a huge mistake in parenting. In this way, you end up behaving the way they want you to behave, by not scolding them, and it is very harmful for them in the long run.

Getting into the shoes of children is alright to know what they are going through but parents should know where to draw a line when it comes to being friendly with children.

3. Being too Soft with Children

After your children do something wrong and your face goes red in anger, do not hold back yourself from correcting them. They may react in a way you are being disliked by them, they may not talk to you or throw things away, but correcting children is a must for your children’s betterment. They do not have the idea of what is right and what is wrong, so you as a parent possess this duty of showing them the right path.

4. Being a Competitive Parent

Often we as parents are bothered about others, how they are dealing with their children and whether they are bringing them up in a better manner or not. What this does to us is makes us lose our mental happiness.

We try to associate our child’s happiness through the level of parenting by others and judge whether our child is brought up in a better way than them or not.  We should avoid it from the very beginning as in this way the child may be brought up in a competitive way and they may treat their friends as competitors.

5. Keeping Them Away from the Childish Activities

Being a parent is not a state but a process. In this process, we often try to keep our children away from few childish activities. We want them to grow up and mature fast. But in this way, we in a way snatch the childhood from them. So, they should be given the proper time to grow up.

You may have faced situations like your wardrobes and fridges getting decorated with the stickers of their favourite cartoon characters, or there may be drawings made by them with sketch pens on the walls of your living room, but let them do these things. These are the basic normal behaviour of them. Make them understand calmly not to do such things and do not yell or shout at them for doing such things.

There is quote saying,” Prepare your child for the road, not the road for your child” which sums this up. Often we are too busy to protect our child and make sure that our children meet their basic needs. But, what really counts is what we do more than that and guide them towards the right path of life.

How to avoid hampering child’s growth and development? Which parenting mistakes should be avoided by parents? How to raise well rounded kids? Discuss here.

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Mariam.2 years ago
Parents should set good examples in front of kids. Bad parenting habits can hamper their development.
Ishika.2 years ago
I agree with you Mariam , parents have to set good examples in front of children to raise them into good and well behaved individual. It is necessary to model right behaviour in front of them if we expect good behaviour from them.
Sneha.2 years ago
Being too strict, yelling and shouting at kids can also hamper their development.
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